Denys Smalko Smalko itibaren Волковичи, Beyaz Rusya
Primo Levi rahatsız edici buldu ..
Erken başlayan Alzheimer'lı bir kadın ve hayatını yavaşça nasıl değiştirdiği hakkında üzücü ama harika bir hikaye. İnanılmaz derecede iyi yazılmış ve güçlü. Konunun sizi caydırmasına izin vermeyin; evet, zor, ama okumaya değer.
This book is just plain fun. You know why? The chubby chick wins. Yup.
** spoiler alert ** A fun read with lots of interesting characters. The periodic action sequences are very well-written, with enough humor thrown into the book to really make the characters and dialogue seem realistic. First we have Corvis, a warlord whose plans go horribly awry early in the book. He takes a hostage (Tyannon) to ensure his own safe escape. They end up falling in love and marrying (which when you read it is not nearly as misogynist as it sounds). Seventeen years later, Corvis must re-adopt his warlord persona to protect his new family from a greater threat than he ever hoped to become. Here, he walks a delicate line between committing necessary evils to accomplish his goal, but not so much that he becomes the evil that he denounced years ago. Then there’s Khanda, the obnoxious demon imprisoned in Corvis’s necklace. He mostly functions to assist Corvis with complex magic spells, but his constant jokes and one-liners offers a fun comedic distraction that fits in surprisingly well. Other characters include Davro the farmer/ogre, Seilloah the cannibalistic sorceress, and many others. All of the major characters feel very well-conceived and complete, which I find very important in any fiction. Nothing bores me more than characters who are unbelievable, one-dimensional, predictable place-holders for the plot to hang on. Marmell avoided that pitfall quite nicely with a great collection of characters, any one of which could have an interesting spin-off story written about them. The primary narrative is interspersed quite well with flashback-style stories that tell the characters’ histories and fills in a few of the gaps along the way. The first two to three pages of each chapter answer questions such as “How did Corvis first receive Khanda?” or “How did Tyannon go from ‘prisoner’ to ‘wife’?” It served as a great way to answer some (but unfortunately not ALL) of the lingering questions without overwhelming readers all at once. Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy or action. The book is not, nor does it try to be, a life-changing thought-provoking insight into anything philosophical. It’s a fun, action-packed, humorous, excellent summer read.